Despite the fact that the exterior of the new crossover can not be called bad, in photos and live Eclipse Cross perceived differently. The front part belongs unmistakably Mitsubishi, but from behind you can see the features like the infamous Pontiac Aztec and fashionable Toyota C-HR.
Not to say that designers are “blinded” all together, but clearly tried to introduce all the modern trends. Because today those who want to be at the peak of the wave of style, looks toward coupe-crossovers. First, we set the course for the first “universal kosovarization” and then on “kapitalu crossovers” premium brands, while others gradually drawn into this game. And although Mitsubishi is clearly not intended to reward laurels, to stay away, while others share a large pie, Japanese do not intend to. However, the resources to move to grab this pie a solid piece, they also did not have – but in these cramped conditions, they found a way out. All the same GS platform, or Global Platform, created in the years of cooperation with DaimlerChrysler, but the fresh motor and looks promising – maybe the customer likes?
SX4 and Vitara, which are sold in parallel and do not seem to provide each other domestic competition. However, there is also the Mitsubishi Outlander, which, though a good 30 centimetres longer than a new Eclipse, but it has exactly the same wheelbase of 2 670 mm…
The appearance and positioning of Eclipse Cross, in contrast to the same Suzuki, has a very clear reason. Being exactly halfway between the ASX and the Outlander, a newcomer has a clear claim to imagepost, and at the same time obviously plays on the strings of the souls of those guys, who fifteen years ago was driving the Eclipse in the series of Need for Speed. Since then has flowed away a lot of water, and again converges guys got wives and children, and Eclipse – fat, full second row and trunk. But then, behind the screen of the monitor, have you made a promise to myself to buy the Eclipse. And today it can be done – and the wife will be happy…
already announced, so almost everything points over i are placed completely. In the absence of localization, in contrast to the Outlander platform, the new crossover was still a little cheaper and put in a niche between it and the little ASX.
He is willing to offer customers “something different” both from the point of view of the image, and in the interior, and in technology the Japanese tried deportirovat motor and leaving a scant possibility, but a choice between mechanics and CVT and front-wheel drive. The single biggest caveat in all of this – tough competition in the segment, which promises to Eclipse Cross easy life and stable market share in the absence of explicit price or other benefits. What will be the buyer’s decision, we will know very soon: the first machines come to us from Japan in April.